WAR MEMORIALS -
EPSOM COLLEGE GREAT WAR MEMORIALS

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For details of the WW2 memorial please see
Epsom College Second World War Memorial

Epsom College 1914-18 Panel - click image to enlarge
Epsom College 1914-18 Panel
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Image courtesy of Clive Gilbert © 2009

The chapel within the grounds of Epsom College houses memorials to the 'old boys' killed serving their country. The Great War memorial bearing the names of 146 men was unveiled on 21 February 1925 by the Bishop of Winchester.

In addition to the large brass panel in the Chapel there are several other memorials within the college that duplicate the names on the brass panel. The college was divided into 'Houses' and each 'House' had its own memorial. There is also in the chapel the original wooden grave marker of Second Lieutenant Tom Forbes Jeffery. Click on the links below to see each of the other memorials:

Carr House
Forest House
Granville House
Propert House
Wilson House
2/Lt T.F. Jeffery. Original wooden grave marker

The pupils at the school came from far and wide, so their only link with Epsom would have been their education. However, John Butcher, Benny Elderton, Gordon Grellier, Eric Dunfee Meredith and Charles Piper were all local and also appear on the Ashley Road memorial.

Epsom College has a website dedicated to all its ex-pupils who served in the Great War and these can be read at http://archive.epsomcollege.org.uk

The memorial the 'Old Boys' of Epsom College, in St George's chapel, Ypres
The memorial the 'Old Boys' of Epsom College, in St George's chapel, Ypres
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Image courtesy of Clive Gilbert © 2009

There is another memorial the 'Old Boys' of Epsom College, in St George's chapel, Ypres. The chapel was built by the British community that stayed behind in Belgium to help with the clean up after the war. Every item within the chapel is a memorial to an individual, a unit or organisation.

For details of the WW2 memorial please see Epsom College Second World War Memorial